Challenges for China-Japan-US Cooperation

Ryosei Kokubun, ed.
February 1998

This book is a collection of eight essays by emerging international policy experts from Japan. The Asia Pacific region is widely recognized as the most dynamic region of the world in the coming century, and cooperation among the region’s three dominant economies—China, Japan, and the United States—is key to the region’s future security and prosperity. The essays here consider what specifically needs to be done to build a cooperative trilateral relationship, what obstacles exist, and what Japan in particular can do in the context of the trilateral relationship.

This publication was the result of a study on the “China-Japan-US Research and Dialogue Project,” which was carried out as part of the Global ThinkNet Fellows program.



1. Foreword
Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange
2. Introduction
Ryosei Kokubun, Professor of Political Science, Keio University
3. America in Asia at the Turn of the Century
Lee Jong Won, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kyoto University
4. Redefining Comprehensive Security in Japan
Hiroshi Nakanishi, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kyoto University
5. Debates on Japan’s Foreign Policy 
Takahiko Tennichi, Cultural News Division, Yomiuri Shimbun
6. China and Japan in Asia Pacific: Looking Ahead 
Yuji Osaki, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, Hokkaido University
7. Japanese Development Cooperation for China 
Noriyuki Wakisaka, Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun
8. The Rise of Overseas Chinese Investment in China 
Yukari Sawada, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, Kanagawa University
9. Applying Track Two to China-Japan-US Relations (Part I / Part II)
Jun Wada, Chief Program Officer and Director for Research Planning, JCIE (Part I Part II)
Copyright © 1998 Japan Center for International Exchange. All Rights Reserved.
ISBN 4-88907-017-6; 200 pages; paper